Sunday, April 22

Psalms Sunday #15

Psalm 15
A psalm of David.
1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?
2 He whose walk is blameless
and who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from his heart

3 and has no slander on his tongue,
who does his neighbor no wrong
and casts no slur on his fellowman,

4 who despises a vile man
but honors those who fear the LORD,
who keeps his oath
even when it hurts,

5 who lends his money without usury
and does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things
will never be shaken.

These are characteristics of one with a pure heart....of one who tries hard to do what is right and to live their life according to God's will. And although walls may crumble all around them and the rain may come pouring down, because of their love, becuase of their faith....they may be stirred, but never SHAKEN!

This Psalm reminds me of a wall hanging I have up near my front door.

It states:

Home Rules

Always be honest
Proverbs 12:22

Count your blessings
Psalms 34:1-4

Bear each other's burdens
Galations 6:2

Forgive and forget
Micha 7:18

Be kind and tenderhearted
Ephesians 4:32

Comfort one another
1 Thessalonians 4:18

Keep your promises
Romans 4:21

Be supportive of one another
Acts 20:35

Be true to each other
Revelations 15:3

Treat each other like you treat your friends
Deuteronomy 15:11

but most important
Love One Another
deeply from the heart
1 Peter 1:22

In other words, be like Jesus. Pray each morning to be filled by the Spirit so that you can radiate its fruit. Try your hardest to have a pure heart.